- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "brianmcblain" <brianmcblain@...> wrote:
> Hey man! This ALA is good stuff, man! A little euphoria, I hope it continues!
Yes, that was my experience of it, euphoric, bouncy, wild ride, up and down, really really attention deficit and kinda like I was on drugs.
For me it went with being sulfur food sensitive.
It was also very draining but the whole ALA chelation experience wasn't unpleasant for me in a direct sense. People respond quite individually.
> You should title that chart "Hope". It looks great. I'm happy for you. It's a long road.
*** Thanks. I posted it to show newbies that chelation works. One of the uglier DDI tests with 5 elements raising a ruckus to a very normal chart. It works.> Do you by any chance keep records of your rounds, chelator, dose level, dose frequency?*** Yes, I have an Excel worksheet where I post that data and more.> I know that's a lot more data to process and I haven't figured out yet how I want to compile my own records of those things. I would be very interested in seeing that, or if it's too much of a pain, possibly the raw records could be shared so they could eventually be compiled into more meaning graphs and charts?*** This is my private health data you are asking for. I share what charts I find meaningful from all that I have plotted. FDC is searchable. I can't control who does what with my data once posted, I lose considerable copyright control. I have posted what I deem to be meaningful charts here in my the update thread. And no, I will not PM it either. I have been far more open with my journey than maybe I should have been already.*** My dosing history for chelators has been non-ideal. It is no model for others to work from. Each of us is very different. It is informative to me alone. It is essentially voyeurism to others. So details beyond the data I shared I consider personal and not applicable to others. As a Ph.D scientist, I think I have the training to decide what will help others and what will not. So for reasons of privacy, I share what I share and no more. My doctor doesn't even have it in raw form (though he'd not have time anyway to go through it all).*** As far as spreadsheet templates go, mine works for me. It was cobbled together but it works for me. To make it work better and more automatically and generically for others would require way more time than I have. My wife has been patient but now I am more capable I need to do stuff that is not chelation, FDC, or ACC Think Tank. If you can use a spreadsheet well enough to use what I might make, you can make your own custom one.> It seems like your best rate of metal excretion occurred from June 2011-October 2013, then many of the rates of excretion slowed.*** This is a non-linear process. It is not like burning a tank of gas at a constant speed on a flat track with no wind. It is more like standing 25 feet from a wall and moving halfway to the wall each minute. The biggest change is the first minute, the second one is next, and you never actually touch the wall even after infinite time, but in a reasonable amount of time you come so close that you may as well be touching it. Mercury blocks our normal detox. There is also the dump phase. So remember part of the reduction in elements other than mercury is not chelation, and part is. A large part of the mercury comes out during the dump phase. The more there is to get rid of the more is gotten rid of. This is why we can and need to increase dose over time. It is why my dump phase went on for 18 months (I had a lot of mercury stashed away).*** The second thing is there needed to be more tests in that 16 month gap. I have one I have to locate and post that was misleading at the time but makes sense now so won't lead newbies astray any more.> What time period would you consider to be your best in terms of gains?*** If you define gains as improvements, then this is like asking which floors of The Empire State Building do you like best, as if any floors could exist in the same way or sense if they did not have the lower or the upper ones. The improvements build on each other. The tower makes its full sense only with its underpinnings. The relief of the early ones bring hope and critically needed function, but it is the later ones built on those, that bring a person close to the heights of the new norm that, though far more subtle a change, lifts the spirit more. Others who have needed to do 200+ rounds say that there was a change at about that point, and I agree. I might not next round when I go to 150 mg ALA and some symptoms come back, but getting all of the toxics (and I guess mercury is about the same) to the 15-20% of previous fits the 80/20 rule. I have at least 80% of my gains now.BrianMc